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OHS student is charged with felony after threat

An Oregon High School student has been charged with felony disorderly conduct after he apparently made a threat on social media.

The 17-year-old was taken into custody by Oregon Police April 6 after they were called to the school around 10:30 a.m. 

Ogle County State’s Attorney Eric Morrow said the teen was charged April 10 with two counts of disorderly conduct, one a Class 4 felony and the other a Class C misdemeanor.

Oregon Police Chief Darin DeHaan said the social media posting did not appear to pose a danger. 

“Nothing in the investigation showed there was any immediate threat to staff or students,” he said.

According to a press release from the school, the threat was reported to the office immediately, and the school began the process of securing the student and investigating the social media posting. 

“The student is no longer on school property and will not be until the issue is resolved,” the press release said.

Morrow said the boy was evaluated by the Probation Department and released to his parents. He is scheduled to appear in juvenile court on April 17.

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